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Oliver! The Musical


Director: Kate McManus

Musical Director: Margie Gemmell

Show dates 6-21 October

Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

Synopsis

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.

The Cast

Fagin: Tim O’Leary
Oliver: Christian Stammer
Dodger: Caleb Hope
Mr Bumble: Chris O’Neill
Widow Corney: Helen Cumming
Nancy: Salina Henderson
Bet: Erin Byers
Noah: Jasper Corbier
Charlotte: Elisa Kendall
Mr Sowerberry: Darren Calder
Mrs Sowerberry: Carol McCoy
Mr Brownlow: Brent Kerr
Bill Sykes: Andrew Tomazos
Mrs Bedwin: Tam Dahmen
Dr Grimwig: David Greenaway
Charley Bates: Oliver Zaccaria

Kids ensemble:
Eve Cumming
Saoirse Murray
Lily Calder
Cooper James
James Dixon
Matilda Dixon
Summer Bush
Jake Storer
Marlo Muir
Minka Lukey

Adult ensemble:
Kate Murray
Kelly Machin
Mikayla Harris
John Piggott

 

Earlier Event: September 2
Open Stage
Later Event: October 11
Gemco Youth Group Term 4 start